Out & About

Visit Portland Bill and marvel at the views across Portland and Weymouth. Drive the coast road to West Bay and look up at the golden cliffs as seen in ‘Broadchurch’. Take a bus to Dorchester and treat yourself to a cream tea in one of the many ‘old fashioned’ tea-shops. Bowleaze Cove and Chesil Beach are both a good walk but stop for lunch at one of the many cafes along the way. Take the passenger boat over to Nothe Fort and feed the squirrels in the park. Stop at the Nothe Tavern for a much needed cup of tea. Walk back through Brewers Quay. On a rainy day there is still much to do with the Sea Life Centre being top of your list. Although the Military Museum and Monkey World are a bit further afield they are both fantastic places to visit. Abbotsbury, a pretty Dorset village, is also a great place to visit with it’s Swannery, Children’s farm and Sub-Tropical Gardens. There is so much to see and do you will certainly need to return to fit it all in! Of course don’t forget famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Weymouth boasts many eateries, with something to suit everyone. Pizzas, Steaks, Tapas, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Sunday Roasts and of course the obligatory Fish and Chips sitting on the harbour wall.

There are so many boats going out of the harbour throughout the Summer from chartered fishing boats to speedboats or just buy a crab net and sit on the harbour.

Why not book a theatre break? The Weymouth Pavilion is virtually on our doorstep and with countless shows, plays and tribute acts to be seen and at a fraction of the price of The West End shows.

The Council withdrew funding from the Pavilion, which was then taken on by volunteers in the community. Since then it has gone from strength to strength. It boats a new restaurant overlooking the beach and brand new strobe lighting on the outside.

Most evenings they have shows from tribute acts to pantomimes for the children and of course make a night of it by enjoying pre dinner drinks or a meal in the new Piano Restaurant.

“Another lovely stay. Just wanted to record our thanks to Lynn and Clive for making us so welcome again in spite of the new virus regulations affecting the country. Coffee and cake to welcome us and nothing was too much trouble. The room and en suite were spotless and all facilities were provided. We will come back again. It is our go to place when visiting Weymouth.”

November 2020Trip Type: Travelled as a couple

Chesil Beach

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 7.3 miles (11.7 kilometres) A beautiful pebble beach, Chesil Beach stretches from West Bay all the way to the Isle of Portland. The 18-mile beach separated from the mainland by the Fleet Lagoon, a large body of saline water.

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The historic town of Weymouth itself offers a broad range of activities and entertainment opportunities that cater to any age and preference. Weymouth boasts an abundance of restaurants, from Chinese to Italian, each sure to satisfy any craving. There are also more...

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